Repair of an endoscopic submucosal dissection-induced rectal perforation with band ligation.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.Gastrointestinal endoscopy (Impact Factor: 6.71). 02/2009; 69(1):160-1; discussion 161. DOI:10.1016/j.gie.2008.07.008
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ABSTRACT: Iatrogenic gastric perforation is one of the most serious complications during therapeutic endoscopy, despite significant advances in endoscopic techniques and devices. This case study evaluated the clinical efficacy and safety of the rescue endoscopic band ligation (EBL) technique in iatrogenic gastric wall perforation following the failure of primary endoclip closure. Five patients were enrolled in this study. These patients underwent emergency endoscopy following the onset of acute gastric wall perforation during endoscopic procedures. The outcome measurements were primary technical success and immediate or delayed procedure-related complications. Successful endoscopic closure using band ligation was reported in all patients, with no complication occurring. We conclude that EBL may be a feasible and safe alternate technique for the management of acute gastric perforation, especially in cases where closure is difficult with endoclips.World Journal of Gastroenterology 02/2013; 19(6):955-9. · 2.55 Impact Factor
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